Dr. Craig Liebenson

Functional assessment and core training

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Advance Training & 3D FITNESS ACADEMY presents

Dr.Craig Liebenson

Prague School to Athletic Development:
Functional assessment and core training

Functional assessment and core training

Dr. Liebenson is a respected personality whose studies and methodologies are used in professional clubs, amateur sports, (basketball, etc.) and in the fitness world.

3DFITNESS ACADEMY (3DFA)Advance Training (AT) presents
a 3-day conference led by Dr. Craig Liebenson.


What is the Prague School?

The Prague School of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by pioneering neurologists, Professors Vladimir Janda and Karel Lewit, along with Frantisek Vele, PhD and Jiri Cumpelik, PT. The School emphasizes the role of faulty movement patterns as a key link in musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Craig Liebenson’s PS2AD Series

The series translates Dr. Liebenson’s knowledge of the School’s philosophies and his notable clinical experience into a comprehensive knowledge- and skill-based seminar for health care practitioners and fitness professionals.

The conference is for:

  • doctors
  • physiotherapists
  • fitness professionals

The PS2AD series will challenge the following paradigms:

  • Symptom-based to a focus on the source of pain in the kinetic chain
  • Passive to active rehabilitation (i.e., self-care oriented)
  • Clinician-centered to patient/athlete-centered
  • Output-based to outcome-based
  • Hardware (i.e., structural) to software (i.e., functional)v
  REGISTRATION: nela.adamova@3dfitness.cz 

PS2AD Functional Assessment and Core Training Course Objectives

Expand knowledge of rehabilitation and performance concepts, such as:

Difference between functional and structural pathology of the motor system

  • Tri-planar (sagittal, frontal and transverse) dysfunction
  • Regional interdependence in the kinetic chain
  • Relationship of pain and disability
  • Clinical significance of fundamental human factors (e.g., upright posture, single-leg stance, respiration)
  • Developmental kinesiology

Guide the application of this knowledge, thereby enhancing skill and technique in various assessment and treatment methods, such as:

Performing a functional screen

  • Performing an assessment-training-reassessment process
  • Determining when to progress and regress treatment
  • Determining functional goals and the appropriate starting point of care
  • Identifying where to mobilize versus stabilize
  REGISTRATION: nela.adamova@3dfitness.cz  

Functional Assessment
and Core Training Course Outline



Functional pathology of the motor system

  • Introduction to the functional screen
  • The Clinical Audit Process (CAP) – Finding the „functional training range“
  • The Magnificent 7: Functional screen of mobility, posture, balance, squat, lunge, respiration
  • „Grand rounds“ clinical problem solving the Magnificent 7



Clinical Audit Process (CAP): Assess-correct-reassess process to determine how/when to progress/regress a „track“ or choose a tangential (lateralized) „track“

  • The role of the diaphragm, pelvic floor and stabilization system in cylinder function
  • Basics of core stability from biomechanical and neurodevelopmental perspectives
  • Vleeming’s straight leg raise; McGill’s Big 3; wall bug; plank saws; plank roll; stir the pot; anti-flexion and anti-rotation dysfunction


Mobilizations and Spine-sparing / Hip-hinging

External versus internal cues in facilitating skill acquisition

  • From fetal to upright posture — the Verticalization Process: The T4 „Dead Zone“
  • Fear-avoidance beliefs, threat and „guarded“ movements
  • Mobility versus stability: the hip/spine connection
  • Hip / T-spine / anterior chest wall mobilization
  • Hip hinge and spine-sparing strategies
  • Squats

Dr. Craig Liebenson

  • Founder and director of the L.A. Sports and Spine Center (LASS)
  • He worked as team chiropractor for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers
  • First chiropractor of the Board of Directors for The McKenzie Institute in USA
  • Working with athletes – professional and amateur – from a wide variety sports
  • First health care provider in California to receive recognition status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program
  • Author and editor of Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual a Functional Training Handbook

Conference details

Friday 5. 10. 2018 Saturday 6. 10. 2018 Sunday 7. 10. 2018
9:00 – 18:00 9:00 – 18:00 9:00 – 18:00
Location: Prague, Czech Republic


for payments till 30. 04. 2018
14 850 CZK (580 EUR)
for payments after 1. 5. 2018
16 200 CZK (630 EUR)

  REGISTRATION: nela.adamova@3dfitness.cz 

Conference is led in English language with translation in Czech

Storno: If cancelled 30 days (and more) prior to the conference start date, the whole amount is returned. After that, no cancelation is allowed and fee will not be returned. It is however possible to change the registration to another person.